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Learn the basics in the language first? Really?

Can we even learn the basics first? I find that I cannot do it. I just forge ahead and learn words and get used to the language? I think we need to cover a lot of ground, some new, some old. We need to explore new things, pushing the boundaries, w… Continue reading

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When our motivation for language learning sags

What can we do when our language learning motivation sags? Just focus on doing the things that you like to do. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwOLj8-kkmw&w=560&h=315%5D Continue reading

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Fossilization and interlanguage

Fossilization and interlanguage are examples of language teaching jargon. These kinds of technical terms that are associated with language teaching often strike me as unnecessary, and not helpful to language learners. I know that learners are not … Continue reading

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Turkish is added at LingQ!

We are adding one language a month at LingQ. The winner last month was Turkish. I am definitely going to get to that language. Now we just need some Turkish content. I hope our members come through. You can vote for the next language. Just have a … Continue reading

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Why learn Chinese?

I am back from my various travels and tomorrow I have a date. I am one of five judges who will choose the winner of the 2011 Miss Chinese Vancouver pageant. We will be interviewing the contestants in Chinese and English tomorrow afternoon, and thi… Continue reading

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Why learn Russian?

Russian is an international language, used in the post-Soviet space as a lingua franca. Russia has rich literature, and has demonstrated genius and excellence in science, music, dance, and many other fields. Perhaps this genius and striving for pe… Continue reading

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A good reason to learn Hungarian.

Motivation is the key to language learning success. Here is a powerful reason to learn Hungarian.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n0qXSO7Z-Q?fs=1&feature=oembed%5D Continue reading

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